University of the Incarnate Word

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Two (2), eight-week terms per semester
First year of program 2000-2001

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 12
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 13
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 14
Online courses 139
Five most popular majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 48%
Business Administration and Management, General 26%
Organizational Behavior Studies 6%
Psychology, General 5%
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 4%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

completely online coursework, free textbooks, no academic fees, reduced tuition, accelerated 8-week terms

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students All
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Faculty are trained to develop recognition of a student's "voice", so that if it changes it can be detected. Also anti-plagiarism software is utilized by some instructors for some assignments.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Learner Inventory (Noel Levitz) Yes
Adult Learner Inventory results publicly available No
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 45
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 7 years
Graduation rates N/A

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